Tag: alcoholism in Russia

One in Every Six Alcohol-Related Deaths in the World Occurs in Russia, New Survey Finds

November 24, 2015

Staunton, November 23 Even though Russians represent less than three percent of the world’s population, one of every six alcohol-related deaths in the world occurs within the borders of the Russian Federation, a figure that means Russia is overrepresented in this category by more than 500 percent. But as tragic as that figure is, the […]

Banning Alcohol Sales in Russian Supermarkets Will Lead to Unemployment and a Public Health Disaster

April 16, 2015

Staunton, April 15 – In its continuing quest for ways to get Russians to stop drinking, the Russian health ministry has called for alcohol to be sold only in special stores rather than, as now, in many ordinary groceries and shops, an arrangement it says has “shown its effectiveness” in many countries but one that […]

Putin’s Recipe for a Russian Disaster – Cutting Vodka Prices and Public Transport at Same Time

February 1, 2015

Staunton, February 1 – Vladimir Putin has clearly learned the lesson some of his predecessors did not: when times are tough, boosting alcohol prices is a good way to trigger a social explosion. But his decision to cut the price of the cheapest vodka — which went into effect February 1 — is a recipe […]